Kicking off the SEC season and the Jimbo Fisher era, the Texas A&M Aggies could have done very little to prove anything more than the Arkansas Razorbacks or the Missouri Tigers did. After all, they also faced a losing team from FCS play.
As a result, they belong near the bottom of our SEC Power Rankings. And even the absolute last bit of tiebreakers keeps them down here, as they went 7-6 last year and have a new head coach leading their program.
However, Texas A&M did show way more potency than the other schools. After all, Trayveon Williams rushed for 240 yards en route to the team gaining 503 yards on the ground overall. They also had 255 passing yards, including 184 yards and two touchdowns from Kellen Mond and an additional 63 yards and another touchdown from Nick Starkel.
The offense was ridiculously great under Fisher, particularly with 45 points in the second and third quarters alone. After a sluggish start, that level of elite play was enough for us to keep this team a little bit higher than the other two.
However, unlike everybody else, they have a real test coming. Fisher and co. have to face the ranked Clemson Tigers this week, and in two weeks they face the Alabama Crimson Tide. They close out September with a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks. So after the first five games of the year, we’ll have a great read on where this program stands. Until then, though, they stay down here.